Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Completed Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-14-2013, 07:45 AM   #271
CAStevens218
DIS Veteran
 
CAStevens218's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 695

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ariel484

Thank you! Which one are you looking at next?
I've had my eye on the Tower of Terror ten miler since last year! That or may e the Princess Half!
__________________
~**~**Christin**~**~

November 1997 All Star Sports * January 2009 Pop Century * December 2010 All Star Music * January 2012 Pop Century * July/August 2012 Port Orleans Riverside/Beach Club * February/March 2013 All Star Sports/Art of Animation

Are You Sure That Snow is Fake? December 2010 Trip Report
We Are Flying 1000 Miles to Run 13?!? January 2012 Trip Report
This Relaxation Thing Looks GOOD On Us!! July/August 2012 Honeymoon Trip Report
I'm Just SO HAPPY To Be Here!!! February/March 2013 Trip Report - IN PROGRESS!
CAStevens218 is offline  
Old 02-14-2013, 08:23 AM   #272
Ariel484
DIS Veteran
 
Ariel484's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,962

Quote:
Originally Posted by suzyq0626 View Post
Congrats on finishing all of the races. You've definitely inspired me to get to disney for one. I'm still hoping for the princess half in 2014, but I have to see what I can work out for it from a training perspective and with the family. Now to find some more runDisney trip reports to read!

Do you train on the treadmill at all during the cold months or run outside?

Congrats again!
Thank you so much! I know what you mean, I LOVE reading race reports!

I run outside as often as I can. I do go on the treadmill twice per week, but that's only because if I use the gym at work a certain number of times per month they give me an incentive (i.e. not raising my health insurance premiums from year to year). If it wasn't for that I'd never run on the treadmill. It's just SO boring...but I won't run outside if there's lightning or tons of ice.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpeanut View Post
It sure does help - thanks for all the helpful information! I'll definitely be reading about these 3 models tonight. DH does use a heart rate monitor, so that will factor into the decision on the one I buy for him. I think I'll still mostly be using the treadmill for the next few weeks anyway. If only spring could show up sooner than later and melt some of this New England snow....
If he needs the HR monitor then I'm pretty sure the 10 won't work. I think the main idea of the 10 is that it has a minimal amount of features, which is why it's cheaper. I'm with you on the snow! I can't wait for spring to come...
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpeanut View Post
I already planted the seed about wanting to strive for a Disney race in the near future and DH didn't shut me down - in fact he said he would train to run with me...the only issue is we would need to also convince a family member to join us and do some early morning babysitting.

Thank you so much for your help and your trip reports - I hope there are more coming soon!
YAY! Now you just need to decide on a race! (Oh yeah, and get the babysitter. Good luck with that!)

I have a couple of trips coming up so I'm sure I'll write reports for those.
Quote:
Originally Posted by steph0808 View Post
I am going to make one for the marathon (oh, I gotta order my pictures today - I don't want to spend $80 but those are the only finish line and running pictures I have).
I just got the one photo. There were no good finish line pictures of me. Of course that's probably because I stopped for the character photos at the finish...

FYI - when you order photos from MarathonFoto you should get some kind of credit to use at Shutterfly.com. You can make photo books there too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by steph0808 View Post
Right now I am making one for my brother because we went to Europe together last year and I am doing one for that trip. It will be his early birthday present. I am using mypublisher.com and it is pretty cool. I don't have time to sit down and do an actual scrapbook (because my BFF is the scrapbooker and she moved!) but this is a good alternative! And when you sign up, you get a code for buy one get one free, so I get one too. I think like a 20-page 8x10 book (or some size like that) is $30. Of course, I am already up to 40 pages. We took a lot of pictures.
Oh, cool! I feel like these photo sites are always running SOME kind of deal for when you sign up. I keep meaning to make books for the races we have done but never get around to it. I'm not sure if my brother would like that or not...I'll have to think about that.
Quote:
Originally Posted by steph0808 View Post
Ah that sucks you couldn't do a split stay like you wanted! But you are going to have an awesome time! The lights are just so amazing! I don't really remember the crowds too much (and this was before fast pass so we obviously waited in some lines!).
I know! I thought I was overdoing it by trying to book so early, but clearly we're dealing with serious business when it comes to Christmas week...

I'm SO excited to see everything though! The decorations were still up last year during the marathon and this year almost everything was gone, so that was a bit of a bummer.
Quote:
Originally Posted by steph0808 View Post
My brother said he wanted to run one with me this year and then keep training and run Goofy in 2015! I hope he does because I really want to do Goofy that year. Just once!
WOOHOO! Goofy 2015! Man, the more I hear about it the more I think that I will DEFINITELY need to sign up as soon as registration opens...it's gonna fill up fast!
Quote:
Originally Posted by steph0808 View Post
Ya, damn babies. haha. We will probably have one at some point too, and I am just hoping it doesn't mess up my Disney race plans!
LOL! I'm thinking the same thing!
Quote:
Originally Posted by beachta1 View Post
Congrats!!
Thank you!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwgm2012 View Post
Yay Shannon! Congrats on finishing all the races! I just got caught up and I have to tell you I was sooo excited to keep reading your posts! At one point I was kinda breathing hard while I read the last part when you finished... somehow my legs hurt too! right, as if...

can't wait to read how you celebrated afterwards!

gina
Thanks Gina! We celebrated by EATING! I'll post about that in a few!
Quote:
Originally Posted by emilyindisney View Post
Congrats! I was reading your last few updates during class and found myself tearing up- how exciting! I know it didn't hit you when you finished but that whole weekend really was an awesome accomplishment. I'm definitely inspired to complete a Goofy myself!
Thank you so much! I'm still not totally sure if it's hit me yet. I hope you get to do it some day...it's challenging for sure, but what an experience!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrs Green View Post
Congrats on finishing all your races and thank you for letting me follow along on such a fun and inspiring tr! I'm just sad that it is coming to an end! Which Disney cruise are you doing and will you be completing a tr on that? I follow the cruise stuff most here on Dis because we are cruising on the fantasy 2-2014. I will be looking for your reports in the future since you have a fun and energetic writing style!
Thank you! The cruise is with a group of ladies I'm friends with on another message board...it's a 4-night cruise to the Bahamas on the Dream in September! I'd love to go on a cruise with my husband but he's SUPER not into it...the thought of being on a boat in the middle of the ocean really freaks him out. So I think this is my one shot to try it out. I'm sure I will do a trip report - I love writing them and I really do like having everything written out for myself so that I can look back on it later. The Fantasy sounds amazing! 2014 will be here before you know it.

Thanks for checking out my trip report!
Quote:
Originally Posted by dburg30 View Post
Shannon,

Thanks again so much for your race reports! It really does help motivation. I just also really enjoy reading your reports just because of the way you write and fit the pictures in with your story.

So thanks again, and I plan on having a report next year, but it wont be as good as yours

And of course, GREAT JOB!!!
Glad you are enjoying the report! I'll be looking for yours next year!!

Thank you!
Quote:
Originally Posted by creativeamanda View Post
Congratulations on the finish! Honestly, I'm tearing up a little bit just reading your report! I am amazed you finished this!
Thanks Amanda! Wait, are you even home to read this, or are you in WDW for the Princess?? YAY! If you see this message, good luck and I hope you have an amazing time!
Quote:
Originally Posted by RNBelle View Post
I plan on joining the rec in September of this year, and using a treadmill all winter. I hate running when my lungs feel like they're freezing.
I totally get it. I've read somewhere that a person's lungs actually need to go through an adjustment period to get used to running outside in the cold. When I trained for the Princess Half in 2011 I still wasn't used used to running outside and I remember doing a 12.5-miler on the treadmill. It was so BORING...I think that was when I started to really make the effort to run outside in the cold. It's no ideal but I just cannot mentally handle the treadmill that much.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RNBelle View Post
That's a really great suggestion. Do you recommend any races in the area? I"ve been searching for a 10K in August/September, and I haven't found any.
10Ks are hard to find around here! I've only ever run one, and that was as a part of the Akron Marathon Relay in 2009. I need to find a real one to run some day!

I know there is a 10K during Cleveland Marathon Weekend. There's also this one in October and the Towpath 10K.

If you can't find a 10K you could also run a race longer than a 10K for corral placement. For the past 2 years I've used times from the Cleveland 10-miler for my corral placement...but that one might be coming up quickly for you to be trained for it. I know there's a 10-miler later in the year in Lynhurst as well, but I've never run it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RNBelle View Post
I just fell in love with CrossFit, and I've been debating doing CrossFit a few days a week in addition to running. I'm not sure-- I want to keep up strength training!
I don't know much about CrossFit...I keep wanting to try it and then I chicken out! You are braver than I am!
Quote:
Originally Posted by camandjacksmom View Post
I can't believe you have finished it!! It seems like so long ago since your training journal started. It has been a privilege to share your journey in a kinda stalkery way. I cannot wait for your next one!!
Yeah, I started that thing in August! So nice of you to follow along for the entire time! And hey, I don't think it's completely stalkery if I put this stuff out there for all to read...
Quote:
Originally Posted by CAStevens218 View Post
I've had my eye on the Tower of Terror ten miler since last year! That or may e the Princess Half!
Both good choices!! I definitely want to do the 10-miler some day...that medal is awesome!
Ariel484 is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-14-2013, 08:49 AM   #273
Ariel484
DIS Veteran
 
Ariel484's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,962

Jambo, Everybody! LET'S EAT!

After I got my Goofy medal I met up with my mom and aunt in the finisher area...they didn't actually see me finish, but it was nice that they were there. Unfortunately, I wasn't super great company. All I wanted was to be clean and dry and out of the sun, and now that I had stopped running I was moving at a snail's pace and was very aware of the pain in my quads and feet. I told them that I was pretty sure that our 1:30 lunch reservation at Kona was in jeopardy and thanked them for being there, but I had to GO. They were very understanding, congratulated me on finishing, and we headed our separate ways. This was the last time I saw them that weekend.

I texted Will that I was done and he said he was near the monorail, so I began the slow hobble to the station. I felt like I was in a fog and I truly don't think I have ever moved so slowly in my life. I wasn't fully paying attention to where I was going and suddenly found myself standing in front of a fence. I just kind of stared at it...where had it come from? Who had put it there? The station was just on the other side, but it looked like I had two options to get there: hop the fence or walk around it (about 50 feet away). Neither seemed appealing or possible at the point, and before I even realized what I was doing I found myself on the other side of the fence. I'd somehow climbed over the it, medals, bottled water, Powerade and weird runDisney snack box in hand. I'm not sure how I did it - probably the knowledge that I'd be off my feet sooner this way gave me the motivation.

I met up with Will and we headed through bag check at Epcot to get to the monorail station. The CM waived me right through ("Go on, Princess!" ) and we slowly climbed up the ramp to the monorail. I kept apologizing to Will for not moving faster and he said it was fine. We were at the front of the line for our car and against my better judgment I finally allowed myself to sit down. It was glorious

A monorail pulled up pretty quickly, but we weren't allowed to board just yet. It looked like an older passenger was having problems (not sure what happened, but by now it was 80 degrees out, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was dehydration or something else heat-related ). The CMs were helping her out and the platform was filling with people waiting to leave the station. A few minutes later we were allowed to board and I managed to pull myself up using the railings. I stood during both monorail rides so my legs wouldn't tighten up and we made it back to the resort by 1. Finally I accepted defeat and canceled our Kona lunch reservation...so sad. Love that place for lunch.

We headed back to Conch Key and Will was kind enough to take one of the room's trash cans to the ice machine and fill it with ice. I finally took my shoes off (which didn't feel as good as I'd expected) and took a 10-minute ice bath...and it felt AMAZING. Sweet numbness. After that I finally took that shower I'd been craving all morning, and here I discovered I had some skin issues. I was sunburned in a few weird strips on my back, which hurt a little bit, but overall my sunscreen had held up very well. Very impressive considering the fact that I'd applied it 10 hours earlier and then proceeded to get soaked in sweat. The bigger issue though was CHAFING. All over my...ahem...chest and rib cage area , basically any spot that I had missed that morning when I was applying BodyGlide. It was so bad - in fact I still have marks from it one month later - that I don’t know how I hadn't felt it until then. I'm so glad I didn't...I can't imagine having felt that burning and still have been able to function on the race course. But I definitely felt it in the shower...yowza. Luckily it was only on my upper body and nowhere else.

After the shower (and lots of Neosporin that I'd brought from home on the chafed areas ) I felt a million times better. Will had gotten me another turkey club with those awesome chips from Gaspirlla Island while I was in the shower, so we ate lunch in the room and watched some classic Disney cartoons. It was lovely, and I really remember feeling such an overwhelming sense of relief. I was so incredibly happy to be done, which was kind of sad...it was the first time I remember feeling glad that a Disney race was over. I conked out pretty quickly afterward.

I think I woke up at about 4:15 or 4:30 and quickly got cleaned up for dinner. My quads were still killing me but my feet felt a LOT better. I rolled my quads with The Stick for a bit and we headed out of the room and back to the lobby to catch the monorail to the Magic Kingdom.



We hopped on a bus to Animal Kingdom and got seated on time for our 5:30 ADR at JIKO...!!!


This is my favorite restaurant EVER. Anywhere. Not just in WDW. It holds lots of great memories for us and it's pretty-much perfect every time. Love it.

This time we were seated in the Wine Room.


We totally want one of these awesome wine trees for the house...I have no idea where we'd put it, but we'd figure something out!


Our server was Paula (only server of the weekend whose name I remember, oops! ) and she was super nice. We got the hot, rose-scented towels (love those) before our basket of bread came.


Then we both ordered drinks. I forget what kind of beer Will ordered, but I ordered the Three Cape Ladies...a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Syrah. This is the same wine I've gotten each time we've gone to Jiko and I was disappointed to see that they don't have it by the glass on the menu anymore. Luckily Paula let me know they had an open bottle, so I was able to get a glass! So yummy.


We put in our orders and I asked that my meat be prepared based on the chef's recommendations (something that I had never thought to do until I read about it in another trip report). Will followed suit.

Will's dish...Curry-rubbed Lamb Loin with cauliflower puree, eggplant-artichoke Zaalouk and olive-walnut tapenade:


He's so funny...every time we eat at Jiko he'll take a bite, close his eyes, sigh and say, "This is the best thing I have ever eaten!" He LOVED this and was really surprised by how much he liked the cauliflower puree. Definitely a winner!

As for me...I went with my old stand-by. I'm so boring...this is the fourth time we've eaten and Jiko and the fourth time I've ordered the exact same wine and dinner. I know what I like.


The Filet. Now, this dish used to be listed on the menu as coming with red-wine sauce and macaroni and cheese, but for the past couple of years the mac and cheese hasn't been the side listed with the filet. When we were there, the dish was listed as coming with ancient grain pilaf, heirloom pole beans, Brussels sprouts and red wine sauce. I had heard that you can ask to have the mac and cheese instead, so I did, and it was no problem. In fact, I saw the same dish go to 3 other tables in the wine room alone while we were eating...so I'm not the only one that was being difficult. You can see in the above picture that there were also some Brussels sprouts on my plate (they were good!).

Like I said, this was the 4th time I have had this dish, and this was actually the best it's tasted to me. I think having the meat cooked differently made all the difference: normally I'd ask that the steak be cooked medium, but the recommendation from the chef was medium-rare (same for Will's dish, if I remember correctly). It made a huge difference - the steak had so much more flavor. I won't attempt to describe it because if I try to sound like a sophisticated foodie I'll just embarrass myself...but it was just better than it had been in the past. The red wine sauce and mac and cheese were great, as usual. Perfect compliments to the meat. I could eat that mac and cheese for days. OMG, I want some now...*drools.*

Ahem. Anyway...

We got dessert to share. Chocolate and Tea Safari: Vanilla Rooibos-Tanzanian Chocolate Cake, Free Form "Kit Kat," and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (which they make in-house...Green Tea Ice Cream was listed on the menu but I asked for vanilla instead).


The Kit Kat had sort of a weird texture, but it was good - sort of flaky and nutty from what I remember. The ice cream and cake were delicious. I love getting these little dessert trios at Jiko...great chance to try lots of things.

We also got a coffee drink to share...I wanted caffeeeeeiiiiiine.
Keoke Coffee: Brandy, Kahlua, Crème de Cacao and Coffee topped with whipped cream.


Unfortunately I think this is when I learned that I don't like Brandy all that much. If I did I think I would have enjoyed this more. Sadness.

So except for not particularly liking the coffee, Jiko hit another home run with us. Perfect service, perfect ambiance (loved the feel of the Wine Room), and excellent food. Can't wait to go back!

**WARNING: ZOMBIE-PERSON PHOTO BELOW.**

zzzzzzzz

Continued in Next Post

Last edited by Ariel484; 02-18-2013 at 11:04 AM.
Ariel484 is offline  
Old 02-14-2013, 09:23 AM   #274
emilyindisney
DIS Veteran
 
emilyindisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,186

Sounds like it was a good plan to take it easy. Glad to see you wore your medal to dinner! If I had one of those, I don't think I'd ever take it off!

The picture of you and Will is cute- you guys are a cute couple!
__________________

March 1996 (Swan), March 2008 (CBR), January 2013 (AoA), February 2014 (ASSp/BWV), October 2014 (Pop)



"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever" -Walt Disney
emilyindisney is offline  
Old 02-14-2013, 09:34 AM   #275
steph0808
Mouseketeer
 
steph0808's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 298

Ok, your food looks delicious, but those look like the smallest dinners I have ever seen (or they are just on really large plates!). Of course, my idea of fine dining is Olive Garden...

I was disappointed that we didn't get to try any of the restaurants on this trip. With everyone being sick, we just ate quick service at POR and the parks.
__________________
5k PR - 25:52
10k PR - 56:31
Half Marathon PR - 1:58:59
Marathon PR - 6:42:53
steph0808 is offline  
Old 02-14-2013, 09:46 AM   #276
creativeamanda
One slithering around on me? No way, Jose!
Me? Snarky? Nah!
Why on earth would I want my summer vacation to go away that quickly
 
creativeamanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,400

I have another full week until the Princess half, so I'm still here!

That dinner at Jiko looks amazing! And bringing lunch back to the room also sounds like it was a home run!
__________________
Disney Trips: Jan 2007 (POP); Oct 2008 (POR); June 2009 (POR); Dec 2009 (POFQ); June 2010 (POR);
June 2011 (POR/BC); June 2012 (POP/CSR); Feb 2013 (CSR/BWV); Jan 2014 (POP); Dec 2014 (POP)

creativeamanda is offline  
Old 02-14-2013, 09:49 AM   #277
DisneyParrothead
Mouseketeer
 
DisneyParrothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Plano, Texas
Posts: 316

There is nothing wrong with ordering the same food over and over. I do it all the time because I know what I like. Case in point: the Cheesecake Factory. If I don't get the cheesecake I absolutely love and get something else, I'm thinking about what I should've gotten.
__________________
"It's not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise."

Disney Princess half marathon 2012

MetroPCS Dallas half marathon 2012


Eugene half marathon 2013

WDW Half Marathon 2014



http://inlesleyscorner.blogspot.com/
DisneyParrothead is offline  
Old 02-14-2013, 10:39 AM   #278
Ariel484
DIS Veteran
 
Ariel484's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,962

Quote:
Originally Posted by emilyindisney View Post
Sounds like it was a good plan to take it easy. Glad to see you wore your medal to dinner! If I had one of those, I don't think I'd ever take it off!

The picture of you and Will is cute- you guys are a cute couple!
I wore it for the rest of the weekend, and once we got home it went up on my wall! I needed people to know why I was hobbling around!

Thanks for the compliment on the picture.
Quote:
Originally Posted by steph0808 View Post
Ok, your food looks delicious, but those look like the smallest dinners I have ever seen (or they are just on really large plates!). Of course, my idea of fine dining is Olive Garden...

I was disappointed that we didn't get to try any of the restaurants on this trip. With everyone being sick, we just ate quick service at POR and the parks.
Honestly, my first thought when my plate came out was "where's the rest of my mac and cheese?!" It doesn't look like a lot but it's really filling! I thought the same thing the first time we ate at Sanaa, that the portions looks small, and then remember having trouble even finishing my meal because I was so full.
Quote:
Originally Posted by creativeamanda View Post
I have another full week until the Princess half, so I'm still here!

That dinner at Jiko looks amazing! And bringing lunch back to the room also sounds like it was a home run!
Oh, oops! Clearly I have my dates mixed up.

Jiko WAS amazing. I love that place! Lunch in the room afterward was so relaxing. I would have loved lunch at Kona but we made the right call.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyParrothead View Post
There is nothing wrong with ordering the same food over and over. I do it all the time because I know what I like. Case in point: the Cheesecake Factory. If I don't get the cheesecake I absolutely love and get something else, I'm thinking about what I should've gotten.
Okay, good! I do that all the time too at home AND at Disney. But I figure with the Disney restaurants I only get to eat at those places 1-2 times per year if I'm lucky, so I'd better get what I know I already like. YUMMM

...aaaaand now I want some Cheesecake Factory!
Ariel484 is offline  
Old 02-14-2013, 11:18 AM   #279
mpeanut
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 80

Yum - dinner looks delicious! We did a split stay at AKL and BCV in October and weren't able to squeeze in a dinner at Jiko and were so disappointed. After seeing those meals, I think it's top on our list for next visit (which I've already decided will include a longer stay at AKL).
That's such a great picture of you and your DH!

Are you currently training for any races? How many miles do you run in a week when you are not training?
__________________
Me DH DD1 DD2
mpeanut is offline  
Old 02-14-2013, 11:30 AM   #280
DancinDaisyDuck
Nothing left for me to do but dance
 
DancinDaisyDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ithaca, NY
Posts: 610

A special dinner at Jiko is a fabulous way to celebrate! Everything looks so good! Sad to see you're not planning on marathon weekend in 2014, I would have really like to meet you. Guess I'll just have to plan on 2015 then!
__________________
Last Trips
March 2007, October 2007, October 2009, March 2010, October 2012, January 2014


DancinDaisyDuck is offline  
Old 02-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #281
Ariel484
DIS Veteran
 
Ariel484's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,962

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpeanut View Post
Yum - dinner looks delicious! We did a split stay at AKL and BCV in October and weren't able to squeeze in a dinner at Jiko and were so disappointed. After seeing those meals, I think it's top on our list for next visit (which I've already decided will include a longer stay at AKL).
That's such a great picture of you and your DH!

Are you currently training for any races? How many miles do you run in a week when you are not training?
Ooh, that sounds like a great split-stay! We did almost the same thing in 2011, except went to BWV instead of BCV. Animal Kingdom Lodge really has fabulous dining options...can't wait to stay there in December! We're going to eat ourselves stupid. Thanks for the compliment on the picture!

Yep, I'm training for marathon #3...my first non-Disney marathon. I got a bit derailed because I had a chest cold that started February 1 and JUST went away at the beginning of this week, so I didn't run at all for almost 2 weeks. The rule of thumb for running is to not run if you're sick "below the neck" (which I was) and that you can run if you're sick "above the neck." Weird rule because what if you have a sore throat...?? I haven't not been training for something in quite awhile (if that makes any sense...), but back when I wasn't I normally tried to run 12-15 miles per week. So I'd do either four 3-milers per week or three 3-milers plus a longer run at some point over the weekend. But I found when I was training for Goofy/Dopey that I really liked how I felt when I was running more like 20-25 miles per week. I felt so strong and healthy and I slept really well...so I might try to make that my base in the future. It's taken me 5 long years of consistent running to get to that point though! Everyone is different, ya know?!

I'm also thinking about running a 5-miler in March and am signed up for a 10-miler in April. Woohoo!
Quote:
Originally Posted by DancinDaisyDuck View Post
A special dinner at Jiko is a fabulous way to celebrate! Everything looks so good! Sad to see you're not planning on marathon weekend in 2014, I would have really like to meet you. Guess I'll just have to plan on 2015 then!
It was SOOOO good. MMMMM

Ugh, I know...with trips coming up in September and December there's no way I can swing it in 2014 unless runDisney pays the way for me (Wouldn't THAT be awesome. ) 2015 it is!
Ariel484 is offline  
Old 02-14-2013, 02:43 PM   #282
Practically_Perfect
Mouseketeer
 
Practically_Perfect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 231

First off - CONGRATS on completing the Dopey Challenge! Even though I knew you had, you write so well that was still on the edge of my seat as I read your last few posts!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ariel484 View Post
Hi! Thanks for checking out my reports, glad you like them!

I used this Couch-to-5K plan when I first started running. Basically it has you slowly work your way up to running 30 minutes non-stop. I'm sure the Jeff Galloway plan is similar, so I'd suggest just comparing the 2 of them and deciding which one works better with your schedule and which one you feel the most comfortable following - which one you think will work best for you. But I know a lot of people have had success with both plans. Personally I don't use Galloway plans anymore, but I DO like that he has helped to take away the stigma of taking walk breaks. I personally think there is nothing wrong with taking walk breaks.

The clinic sounds like a great idea too, especially because you'd have someone giving you the instruction and you'd have the support if a group of people that are working toward the same goal you are. I'd like to join a running group at some point, I think - it would keep me more accountable and would be a good way to make friends!

Other suggestions...before you run a single step, make sure to go to a running store and get fitted for running shoes. Running in old shoes or shoes that aren't right for your feet will make things harder and could lead to injury. And when you do start running, start out slowly and don't worry so much about your pace. The important thing is that you're getting out there and that you're getting used to a schedule of running 3-4 times per week. And least that's what I think. The first few weeks may be frustrating...don't give up! You'll get there.

Good luck! Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks for all this advice. With you as inspiration, I have signed up for my first race! It's a 3K taking place on Mother's Day Weekend - and I've managed to convince my mom to run it with me!

To prepare myself, I've decided to do a combination of two things. I've signed up with the Running Room Clinic, but their goal run is taking place two weeks later than mine, so they've suggested that I add a 4th or even 5th run per week to make up for it. With that in mind, I'll use Jeff's Easy 5K app for my non-clinic runs because I can adjust the settings to use the ratios from the Clinic for that week, and still get Jeff's encouragement and guidance. That's a win/win in my book!

Your review of WWoS section kinda helped me with a decision...I too want to do a runDisney event. I was sorta thinking of doing the 5K during the ToT Ten-Miler, especially because that's my 30th birthday weekend - what better way to celebrate three decades However, from what I could tell, the 5K course is entirely at WWoS . I wasn't too excited about that to begin with, and your review cinched it! I do have a different race in mind for that weekend, which is the CIBC Run for the Cure supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Soo...now I'm pretty sure I'll be signing up for Expedition Everest Challenge 2014!! I like that it's in a park, and that it's a special twist on your standard 5K runs. Plus - it's at Disney, so that's a win no matter what!

I also loved your review of Jiko. I too want those wine trees - they look so cool! That photo of you and your husband is very nice - you can't tell that you've just run 68K in three days (sounds even more impressive in the metric system, doesn't it ). Wear that medal proudly - you've definitely earned it
Practically_Perfect is offline  
Old 02-14-2013, 06:38 PM   #283
garneska
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Douglasville, GA
Posts: 198

Ice Bath was Awesome

Just wanted to say that I completely agree on the ice bath. While i always take them on runs over 12 miles, after the marathon and the heat....it was the BEST ICE BATH EVER. Of course i also drink a beer while i am in the tub its incentive. Love Jiko for celebration dinner. Had that last year. This year was Monsour Paul's on Monday. I can never eat a lot on Sunday after the marathon, but watch out Monday everything in sight is devoured.

Love your trip report.
__________________
Kris

Goofy Finisher 2010 2011 2012 2013 and 2014
Mickey Finisher 2003 (yes i said 2003) 2008 and 2009
Donald Finisher 2007
Disneyland Half Marathon 2010 and 2012
garneska is offline  
Old 02-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #284
ZellyB
DIS Veteran
 
ZellyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 723

I can't bring myself to do an ice bath. BRRRRR!!! Usually a warm shower does the trick for me.

And shamelessly pimping my own freshly minted trip report in my signature. Your thread inspired me to go ahead and start one.
ZellyB is offline  
Old 02-15-2013, 11:02 PM   #285
afnaechiquita
DIS Veteran
 
afnaechiquita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 804

Just read through everything - congratulations on your Dopey/Goofy finish!! Such an accomplishment
__________________
WDW (off-site) '90 - Caribbean Beach '07 - French Quarter '08 - Riverside '11 - Riverside '12 - Tokyo DisneySea '12 (one-post quick TR here!) - DLR (off-site) '13 - Grand Californian '14 (presidential suite tour here!) - Yacht Club '14
Princess Half Marathoner '11 - '12 - GSC '14 for runGKTW! - training for DLH '14 for SOSC!

afnaechiquita is offline  
 



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: